Department of Student Affairs
Home
DSA Homepage
Sg. Long Campus Infomation
SRC
Student Awards
Gallery
Contact Us
Study Trip One Stop Center
Staff Directory
Announcement

 

 

 


 


 
KHAZANAH NASIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP OUTREACH (KNEO) 2018
 
 
 
 

Dear UTAR Students,

 

Come join the MOHE Innovative Entrepreneur Cup 2017 and KPT-Teraju SUPERB Higher Education League 2017, which are collaborative efforts by Khazanah Nasional Entrepreneurship Outreach (KNEO) 2018, Code Ar.my and Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

 

The aim of these competitions is to improvise the ecosystem of the entrepreneurial development support amongst IPT students in tandem with the aspirations of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015 – 2025 (Higher Education) to generate graduates with the strength and ability to become job creators.

 

The objectives of KNEO 2018:

 

a)      To cultivate entrepreneurship among IPT students via training and mentoring aid in refining their business ideas and spreading the entrepreneurial ideas to be more creative and innovative akin to real businesses;

b)      To enhance the entrepreneurial learning method via world-best innovative Silicon Valley start-ups’ techniques that have been used by a vast group of international level companies;

c)       To generate more innovative and creative young entrepreneurs among IPT students through the RM20,000-entrepreneurship development grant to initiate their ideas as an exchange rate of 2% equity and as a chance for them to win RM30,000 cash to help develop their business ideas; and

d)      To provide exclusive opportunity to increase the funds to support business ideas through access and platforms for financing by overseas investors and prominent investment institutions.

 

Please visit this link for more information:

 

https://www.khazanahneo.com.my

 

Registration deadline: 26 November 2017, Friday, 11.59 p.m.

 

Thank you.

 
16 November 2017
 

 
 
 
 
ArtTech KL 2017
 
 
 
Dear UTAR students,
 
Nollyz Malaysia are invite all students to participate in this event, consisting of a panel discussion and mini exhibition (of interactive installations, projection mapping etc).
 
Kindly find the details below:
 
Event: ArtTech KL
Date: 10 December 2017
Time: 1pm - 6pm
Venue: Slate @ The Row
 
You can find more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/376391429464071/
 
 
This will be a wonderful opportunity for your students to:
- Hear from important figures in the art / new media art scene in Malaysia and Japan
- Experience cool interactive installations by local media artists
- Network with people from different industries
 
Just key in the promo code "ARTTECHSTUDENT" in the ticket link: http://arttechkl2017.peatix.com
 
 
15 November 2017
 
 

 
 
 
STUDENT INVENTION INNOVATION & DESIGN EXHIBITION (SIIDE2017)
 
 
 
 
 

Dear UTAR Students,

Do you have these criteria?

i)                    Creative

ii)                   Innovative

iii)                 Loads of ideas

In designing new things?

Come showcase you talent and creativity with us by registering as a participant for the STUDENT INVENTION, INNOVATION & DESIGN EXHIBITION (SIIDE 2017).

 

Info:

Email: siideuitm2017@gmail.com

Facebook: SIIDE 2017

Call : 019-7575526 (Mdm. Harniyati Binti Hussin)

       : 019-2214600 (Mdm. Syukurriah Binti Idrus)

 

Don't forget to check out the dateline for:

Last Registration: 15th November 2017 (Abstract Submission)

(Notification of Acceptance Within 1 Week)

Last Payment: 20th December 2017

 

15 November 2017


 
UMOBILE UNLIMITED STAR SEARCH 2017
 
 
Date: 17 November 2017, Friday
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: KA South Lobby, UTAR Sungai Long campus
 
See you there ~~
 
Department of Student Affairs
Sungai Long Campus
 

 
 2017 Uni/College Students Short Film Contest

 

 

 

Dear UTAR Students,

The Ants Tribe Malaysia, an e-commerce platform which sells a variety of woman footwear (www.antstribe.com/my) are invite all students to participate in ‘Go Beyond Space’ Short Film Contest.

The objectives of this contest:

1. To provide a platform for students to demonstrate their film making talent
2. To advocate ‘Pursue Your Dream’ by holding a contest themed around dream and passion – ‘Go Beyond Space’
3. To showcase their creativity and publicize their excellent works to broadest possible audience

-Grand price for this contest is RM3500 cash.

Video submission deadline is 31st December 2017.

 

Application Form:

Entry Form

 

Thank you.

08 November 2017

 


 

INVITE TO PARTICIPATE AT DISRUPT-IT CHALLENGE

 

 

Dear UTAR students,

 

Are you game for the Disrupt-IT Challenge? This unique digital-based research and design team challenge is open to all tertiary education students in Malaysia. It encourages up-and-coming tech-preneurs to utilise technology and creativity in creating game-changing business ideas that address issues faced by industries and are aligned to areas of interests such as affordable and clean energy; industry, innovation and infrastructure; and sustainable cities and communities.

The competition focuses on the next great tech solution that is developed by a new generation of tech innovators. Ten finalists’ teams will be chosen from the submissions and in return, these finalists will receive mentorship from industry experts as well as attend workshops and seminars. They will also receive insider advice on how to write business proposals and produce prototypes based on their plans.


Participants MUST submit a one-page abstract no later than 12 Nov 2017. Abstracts should briefly outline the main features, objective and conclusions as well as their general significance related to this competition. Also, participant are required to submit a video presentation of a maximum of 3 minutes long.

Among the submissions, 10 (ten) will be selected for final presentation on 28th January 2018. These 10(ten) finalist will receive mentorship from industry experts in association with MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre), workshop/training on business plan writing, tech application design and potential investment for product development. Final presentations will be 5-8 minutes long and followed by 10 minutes Q&A session.

To learn more about the contest, and to download the challenge guide please visit our website, https://disruptitchallenge.wixsite.com/-2017 .

The competition details are as follows;

Competition name: Disrupt-IT Challenge


Dates:
 Registration opens & online submission: 16 September 2017
 Submission deadline : 12 November 2017
 Finalists announcement : 16 November 2017
 Finalists workshop: 17 December 2017
 Finals – Winners announced : 28 January 2018

Venue:
Final event at Magic, Cyberjaya 

Organization Involve:
• UniMy
• Taylor’s University
• Multimedia University (MMU)
• Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
• Unisza

Prizes
 1st Place : RM15,000
 2nd Place : RM10,000
 3rd Place : RM5,000
 Best Pitch Award : RM2,500
 Best Business Model : RM2,500
 Best Exhibition Booth : RM2,500
 Best Creative Idea : RM2,500

Info:
Website: https://disruptitchallenge.wixsite.com/-2017
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dit.challenge/


Thank you.


Department of Student Affairs

07 November 2017

 


 

 

Gotong-Royong - Urban Gardening and Trail Clearing at Urban Community Forest 

 

 


Dear all students/staff, 

Malaysian Nature Society or MNS (https://www.mns.my/) is Malaysia's largest and oldest non-government environmental organisation. In line with MNS's vision, the Special Interest Group (SIG) Flora under the NGO endeavours to: 

- reach out and cultivate the interest of the community to better appreciate flora; and 
- collaborate closely with MNS to conserve and propagate flora. 

As an NGO, MNS and SIG Flora primarily rely on volunteers to assist them. We would most welcome you as volunteers to assist on: 

Date & Time: 25 November 2017, Saturday, 9.00 am-2.00 pm 
(Note: Depart from campus at 8.15 am

Venue: MNS HQ, JKR 641, Jalan Kelantan, Bukit Persekutuan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

The Itinerary of Gotong-Royong:

 

Programme:

 

23 November 2017(Thursday)

10.00 am–11.00 am at DSA office

Briefing of Gotong-Royong - Urban Gardening and Trail Clearing at Urban Community Forest

25 November 2017(Saturday)

 

8.00 am–8.15 am

Registration of volunteers of at KB Main Entrance

8.15 am–8.45 am

Depart from KB Main Entrance to Malaysian Nature Society HQ, JKR 641, Jalan Kelantan, Bukit Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur

8.45 am–9.00 am

Arrival and Briefing

9.00 am–1.00 pm

Activities:

  •    Clear vegetable plot
  •    Plant vegetables
  • Composting techniques
  • Clear walking trails at Urban Community Forest (MNS HQ)

1.00 pm–2.00 pm

Rest and lunch.

2.00 pm–2.15 pm

Group photo session.

2.15 pm–2.45 pm

Depart from Malaysian Nature Society HQ, Bukit Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur.

2.45 pm

Arrival at KB Main Entrance.


Attire, equipment required: 
- long pants and shirt, hat/cap, insect repellent 
- bring water 

Potluck lunch will be provided by MNS. 

Transportation is provided. However, registration is limited to 40 volunteers. 

To register online, please click bit.do/gotong-royong by latest Tuesday, 21 November 2017, at 2.30 pm. 

For more details, please refer to Mr Chow Keng Fatt, Assistant Manager, Department of Student Affairs at 03-9086 0288 ext 830. 

 

31 October 2017


 

 
Sports Facilities in Sungai Long Campus 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

A Tip Not to Be Ignored When Renting Rooms

 

Dear Students and Staff,

 

There are landlords and house agents who may have made many partitioned cubicles (rooms) in their apartments and choose to rent these partitioned rooms especially to students. Landlords put up partitioned cubicles (rooms) to maximize their income.

 

Please note that Majlis Perbandaran Kajang (MPKj) and the Housing Association Committee may not approve such partitioned cubicles (rooms). 

 

These partitions may be illegal if no prior approval has been obtained from the municipal and it may be a fire hazard due to poor electric wiring. The air circulation may not be good either due to some of these rooms not having any windows.

 

The Housing Association Committee (probably with the Municipality intervention) may get the landlord to demolish these partitions and the students of such rooms may risk being evicted. 

 

Any feedback or complaint of suspicious/illegal partitioned rooms can be made through MPKj’se-Aduan (http://adu-mpkj.selangor.gov.my/index.cfm).

 

Thank you.

 

Department of Student Affairs

Sungai Long and Kampar Campuses

13 October 2017

 


 

3rd Students English Speech Competition, 20-24 Nov, Bangkok, Thailand

 


The Secretariat in cooperation with Siam University will organize the 3rd Students English Speech Competition (SESC) and the 1st AUAP Inter-University Higher Education Exhibition to be held in Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand on November 20-24, 2017.

 

The AUAP organizes a yearly "Students English Speech Competition" and this is open to undergraduate students nominated by member institutions and high school.  This year, Siam University in Thailand will be the host and organizer.  The AUAP Secretariat is organizing this activity in order to give an opportunity to our students (university and high school) to showcase their talents in preparing and delivering a prepared speech on a given topic.

 

This year, there are 2 topics

1. University Topic “Cross-Culture Dialogues and Sustainable Development Goals”

2. High School Topic “Greater Involvement of High School Students in the National Development.”

 

Universities and High Schools which are interested in sending candidates to this competition can contact the Secretariat.  As part of this event, Siam University will also organize a Youth Camp to be held from November 22-24, 2017 in order to allow the contestants to explore and experience inter-cultural activities between students from many different countries. There will be no extra charge for this activity. 

 

Students coming outside of Thailand are expected to arrive in Bangkok on November 19, 2017.  Each participating school can send not more than two-2 students as contestants and a tutor to coach them. Moreover the student and tutor will have a chance to interact the programme display by universities from Thailand and abroad.

 

Please find the tentative programme and registration form attached. For more information please contact AUAP Secretariat through email; auapheadquarter1995@gmail.com or phone and What’s App: 0857687474.

 

Registration Form:IHEE

Registration Form:SESC Competition

Rules the 3rd AUAP Student English Speech Competition

 

10 July 2017

 


 

 

 


 

 

Happy to announce the result of UTAR Students Awards 2016/2017
 
Congratulations to the award's recipients!
 
 
 
With best regards,
Department of Student Affairs

 


 

UTAR Supplementary Bus Service for MRT Batu Sebelas Cheras

 

Dear Staff Members and Students,

 

The MRT RapidKL feeder buses at Bukit Dukung MRT Station en route to Bandar Sungai Long are available every 10 to 15 minutes effective Monday, 17 July 2017.    In view of this, UTAR will not be offering any extra shuttle service to and from the Bukit Dukung MRT Station.

 

There will be no direct MRT RapidKL feeder bus service to and from Batu Sebelas Cheras MRT Station and Bandar Sungai Long. In view of this, UTAR is offering extra serviceto staff members and students by providing a supplementary shuttle service for the MRT Batu Sebelas Cheras – UTAR Sungai Long route effective Monday, 17 July 2017.

 

UTAR Shuttle Route 6: MRT Batu Sebelas Cheras

 

 


 

UTAR Shuttle Schedule 6: MRT Batu Sebelas Cheras(Mondays to Fridays & Saturday)

 Bus Schedule 6:MRT Batu Sebelas Cheras

 

For this supplementary shuttle service, the fare is RM0.80 per trip. The tickets may be purchased at UTAR Division of Finance.

 

All staff members and students are reminded to display their UTAR ID when boarding the shuttles and when presenting the bus tickets to the shuttle driver.

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

Department of Student Affairs

Sungai Long Campus

14 July 2017

 


 

 

Benefits of MRT

 

Dear Staff Members and Students,

 

Effective 17 July 2017 (Monday), MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang (SBK) line will commence its operation as a travelling facility for everyone.

 

The Benefits of MRT

 

  • It provides efficient mobility to the users.
  • It transports 20,000 passengers per hour per day, which are approximately 400,000 passengers per day.
  • It serves as a corridor to link homes of the populations with their destinations in the city.
  • The train operates from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight from Monday to Friday, and from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (please take note that the stations closing time may vary from one station to another).
  • Fares:
  •    50% discount when travelling between 6.00 a.m. to 7.00 a.m. on weekdays.

-  Concession cards for trains:

  • 50% discount on fares will be given to students. This concession fares can only be purchased at the Customer Service Office at all stations. The purchaser needs to show their student card to get the discount fares. The purchaser will be issued with a concession red token.

-   Concession cards for feeder buses:

  • 50% discount on fares will be given to students. Students are required to present student card (if not in school uniform) to the bus captain when boarding the bus.

 

Feeder Bus Information

Normal Fare

RM 1.00 per trip

Concession Fare

RM0.50 per trip

First Bus

5.30am

Last Bus

11.30pm

Frequency

10 minutes – 15 minutes

 

 

Concession cards information can be accessed via

https://www.myrapid.com.my/fares-and-payments/all-tickets/concession-cards

 

 

 

        Sample of MRT Concession Card for Students

 

 

 

  • MRT Feeder Bus T453 will cater the journey to and from Bukit Dukung MRT Station and Bandar Sungai Long.

 

 

 


 

MRT Bukit Dukung Feeder Bus T453 Route

 

For more details about MRT, please visit its website at:

http://www.mymrt.com.my/en/sbk/travel-info

 

Thank you.

 

Department of Student Affairs

14 July 2017


 

Indiscriminate Parking of Motorcycles

 

Dear Students,

 

All students with motor-cycles are reminded NOT to park indiscriminately along the perimeter fencing of KA and KB blocks of UTAR and are advised NOT to obstruct any entrances/ exits, along the main road, shop-lots, buildings, morning & evening markets and private residential homes. Parking at the stated areas will receive summons from MPKj.

 

For your security and safety concerns, UTAR has designated motor-cycle parking for UTAR students and staff at KB Block. You may apply for the vehicle sticker by visitingwww.utar.edu.my (Check Student News on vehicle stickers. Alternatively, you may enquire from the Department of Student Affairs, Sg Long.

 

The motor-cycle vehicle sticker fees are as follows:

 

  • Motor-cycle Sticker – RM 10.00 (Long trimester – January & May)
  • Motor-cycle Sticker – RM 5.00  ​(​Short trimester – October)

 

 All official stickers are numbered and registered when sold. Please do not purchase vehicle stickers from any other source and payment for vehicle stickers is non-refundable.

 

Please be considerate when parking your vehicles in the vicinity of the campus. By being considerate, we can create a better and happy environment for all UTAR Staff, students and the community.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Department of Student Affairs,

Sg. Long Campus.

9 June 2017


 

Centralisation of UTAR Sungai Long's Shuttle Buses Pick-Up and Drop-Off Point

 

Dear Staff and Students, 

Please take note that the pick-up and drop off points from UTAR Sungai Long Campus will be centralised effective 1 June 2017 where the bus stop location in front of North Lobby, KA Block will no longer be in service. 

The only pick-up and drop-off point from UTAR Sungai Long Campus that caters the UTAR shuttle buses serving the areas of Bandar Mahkota Cheras, Bandar Sungai Long and Serdang KTM Station will be beside KB Block (facing the Sungai Long Medical Centre) only.

All students are reminded: 
1. To check the destination sign displayed on the bus's windshield before boarding 
2. To display their UTAR student ID when boarding the buses and when presenting the bus tickets to the bus driver 


Thank you. 


Department of Student Affairs 
Sungai Long Campus

30 May 2017

 


 

 

 

UTAR is now ranked #101-150 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2017 as announced on 5 April 2017.

 

THE Young University Rankings, previously known as the THE 150 Under 50 Rankings, is a ranking of world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old. The Rankings apply the same performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings, with young universities measured on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and knowledge transfer. However, the methodology has been carefully recalibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities.

 

 

UTAR is ranked =14 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017: Millennial universities.

 

Times Higher Education created three subset rankings as part of the THE 2017 Young University Rankings. They are Generation X universities (established between 1967 and 1985), Generation Y universities (established between 1986 and 1999) and Millennials (established between 2000 and the present day). Each of these subsets were filtered from Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings and the rankings were determined through the same methodology used for the World University Rankings with weightings recalibrated to reflect the mission of young universities. Millennial universities are the youngest of the bunch and the strongest age group when it comes to producing internationally co-authored research.

 

For information on the rankings, please visit Times Higher Education at:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/young-university-rankings

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/young-university-rankings-2017-millennial-universities

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-young-universities-2017-millennials-generation-x-and-generation-y

 

 

10 April 2017

 


 

 

Dear UTAR Students, 

 

Students are now able to enjoy RM50 discount when purchase a pair of frame + prescription lenses worth more than RM200 with the condition to trade in a pair of frame. The traded in frame will be donated to Gift of Eyesight project. 

Students are advised to contact  Milan Optics directly for the above mentioned  offer. 

Contact person : Mr Ng Yin Yoon 
Tel No : 03-90740998 
Email : yinyoon@gmail.com 
Address : Milan Optics 
                  51, Jalan Temenggung 21/9, 
                  Bandar Mahkota Cheras, 
                  43200 Cheras, 
                  Selangor 

Kindly take note that UTAR will not be held responsible and is not linked to the promotion of Milan Optics in any way whatsoever and is merely disseminating the promotion information to enable all students who may wish to consider this promotion for themselves. 

Thank you. 

 


Department of Student Affairs

29 March 2017


    

50% Fare Discount on cash rate for every journey on RapidKL LRT, Monorail, BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), Sunway Line and bus services.

 
 

Dear UTAR Students,

 

Kindly be informed that UTAR students who apply for the MyRapid card is entitled for discounted fare. MyRapid card is a yearly renewed card.

 

Applicants are required to bring the following documents for application process:

 

a)    Original and a duplicate copy of the MyKad/Passport for verification purposes.

b)    Student card and original student confirmation letter (Dated not more than 3 months)  Study duration of above 6 months from the date of application and must be stated clearly in the confirmation letter.

 

Application must be made at the concession Registration Counter which is located at Pasar Seni Bus Hub from Mondays to Saturdays from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Seven (7) working days are required to process the application.

 

This card is issued at RM5.00 per card. An initial purse value of RM5 is required, which is to be borne by the customer. For subsequent reloads, passengers may do so at all RapidKL LRT, Monorail, BRT stations and selected RapidKL Bus  Hub-Seksyen 2 Shah Alam, Puchong Utama, Bandar Utama and Pasar Seni Bus Hub (minimum RM10). Passengers are required to maintain a minimum purse value of RM3 to use RapidKL services.

 

Download MyRapid Concession Card application form and T&C below:

Application Form

Term & Condition

 

 

For futher information please click this link  http://www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/myrapid-card

 

Thank you.

 

Department of Student Affairs

Sungai Long Campus

25 October 2016

 


  

The Zika Pandemic: What We Need To Know

 

Dear Staff and students,

 

A Zika infection and a local infection case were reported in Malaysia, since our neighbouring Singapore has reported more than 200 cases of Zika lately. 

For health and safety measures, it is important for us to be well-informed about this virus.

 

The history of Zika virus and Zika Infections

 

Zika virus belongs to the same family of viruses as the dengue virus that most Malaysians are familiar with.  It was first isolated in 1947, from the Zika Forest of Uganda, Africa. Since then, it has been foundin many countries, particularly within the equatorial belt in Africa, Asiaand Central America.  Reports on their occurrence are listed in chronological order below:

1947 -First isolation of the virus in a rhesus monkey

1948-First recovery of virus from the Aedes africanus mosquito

1956 –Experimental human infection established in a volunteer

1964 - First confirmed case of Zika fever in afield researcherin Uganda

1951 to 1981- Antibody studies indicate human exposure in parts of Africa and equatorial Asia, including India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

2007 - First major outbreak identified outside of Africa and Asia, on Yap Island in the Federated States of Micronesia. Most infections were mild with no reports of microcephaly.

2008 - First report of sexual transmission between a US scientist who had fallen ill in Senegal and his wife.

2013 to 2014- Further epidemics occurred in French Polynesia, Easter Island, the Cook Islands, and New Caledonia, affecting tens of thousands of people, including new-born babies and adults withneurological syndromes.The virus was isolated from blood samples and sperms.Some outbreaks wereconcurrentwith outbreaks of chikungunya and dengue fever, as these viral infections are also transmitted by the Aedes mosquito.

2015-Zika reached Latin America. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an Epidemiological Alert regarding the increase in microcephaly cases in north-eastern Brazil and possible connection between the Zika virus and the rise in neurological syndromes.Over 3,500 cases of microcephaly were reported from an estimated 1.5 million infected Brazilians between October 2015 and January 2016.

2016- Zika spread to Florida, USA. The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

As of August 2016, more than 50 countries have reported local transmission of Zika virus.

In Singapore, the first imported case was reported on 13 May, and the first locally-transmitted infection on 27 August.  By 3rd Sep, the number of locally-transmitted infections had risen to 215, including 11 Malaysian workers.

In Malaysia, there are 2 confirmed cases to date, one imported case in the Klang district and one local case in Sabah. The imported case was a 58 year-old woman who visited her Zika-infected daughter in Singapore on Aug 19 and returned on Aug 21.

 

Clinical presentations of Zika infection

 

  • Most Zika-infected persons have no symptoms
  • When present, symptoms are usually mild, resembling dengue, and last less than seven days.
  • Typical symptoms include low fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle pain, joint pain, and headaches.
  • Babies born of infected mothers can show birth defects, most notably, microcephaly (small head).
  • Rarely, adults may get weakness in the upper or lower limbs (Guillain–Barré syndrome), and other neurological signs and symptoms.
  • Two patients have shown decreased levels of white blood cells and platelets.
  • At least 3 deaths have been reported

 

Zika infection is confirmed by demonstrating the presence of Zika virus RNA in blood, urine, or saliva.

 

Transmission mechanisms

 The Zika virus is transmitted mostly by Aedes mosquitoes, but can also be transmitted sexually and through blood.

  • The virus has been found in semen 2-10 weeks after infection. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised infected or exposed men to use condoms or abstain for at least 6 months after the onset of symptoms.
  • The Zika virus can spread from an infected mother to her fetus during pregnancy or at delivery
  • Two cases of Zika transmission through blood transfusions have been reported from Brazil. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended screening blood donors and deferring high-risk donors for 4 weeks
  • During the 2013-2014 Zika outbreak in French Polynesian, 2.8% of blood donors tested positive for Zika virus and 11of the positive donors reported symptoms of Zika fever after their donation.

 

Prevention of Zika infection

Because there is no vaccine or treatment for Zika, prevention of infection rests on preventing mosquito bites and reduction of mosquito breeding, to break the chain of transmission.

  • Prevent mosquito bites with the use of insect repellents, mosquito netting, covering much of the body with clothing, sleeping in air-conditioned or insect-screened rooms
  • Reduce mosquito breeding placesby drain flushing/oiling and clearing stagnant water
  • Kill adult mosquitoes with indoor and outdoor insecticide misting/spraying/fogging
  • Use condoms to prevent sexual transmission
  • Pregnant women should avoid travelling to Zika affected areas

 

Prevention is better than cure.

Thank you.

 

Department of Student Affairs

Sg Long and Kampar Campuses

 

 

 

05 September 2016

 


 

UTAR Students to display Student ID card in UTAR Premises

Dear UTAR Students,

 

UTAR Students are requested to wear/ display their student ID at all times while in UTAR's premises. Students who are not seen wearing their Student ID, will be subjected to the following:

 

1st Offence : Verbal warning by the Department of Safety and Security 
2nd Offence : Student will be issued a 1st warning letter 
3rd Offence : Student will be issued a 2nd warning letter 
4th Offence : Student will be subjected to a Student Disciplinary Hearing

 

Thank you

Department of Student Affairs
Sungai Long Campus

02 September 2016

 


 

 Outbound Student Programmes One Stop Center

 



25 August 2016

 


 

Dear UTAR staff and students,

 

 

 

It is with regret that we announce the untimely death of our beloved and valued UTAR Vice President of Student Development and Alumni Relations, Associate Professor Dr Teh Chee Seng who passed away on 18 May 2016.  

 

We are saddened by this loss. Throughout his decade-long service at UTAR, Dr Teh displayed a strong passion and dedication for life and for work. He inspired and touched the lives of many staff and students alike.

 

He left behind a legacy that makes us all proud of him as our colleague, mentor, friend and educator.

 

He will be deeply missed by all of us. Our sincere condolences and prayers are extended to his family and friends.  

 

Details on the wake will be announced later as we are waiting for the arrival of his next of kin from overseas.

 

Department of Student Affairs

20 May 2016

 


 

Bus Tickets at a 15% discount for UTAR Staff and Students.

 

Dear Staff and Students,

 

CatchThatBus is an online platform for sale and distribution of bus tickets to more than 500 destinations in Malaysia and Singapore, with over 500,000 tickets sold since 2014. UTAR Staff and students are entitled to 15% discount when you purchase bus tickets. The code for the discount is UTAR15.

 

The discount code is sponsored by CatchThe Bus for purchasing bus tickets to over 500 destination available on CatchTheBus web and mobile applications.

 

  • Cheaper tickets when purchasing personal travel
  • Safe and hassle free
  • Easy look-up of schedules, time-tables and prices
  • No more queueing!
  • Easy purchased from mobile

 

For further information, you may email Mr Puven Sangaran at puven@catchthatbus.com  or contact him +6016 640 6978 or Mr Ashwin Jeyapalasingam at ashwin@catchthebus.com or contact him at +6012 2803664

 

CatchThatBus Sdn. Bhd. 
No.13A-1, Level 13A, Menara Vista Sentral,150 Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad,50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, MALAYSIA 
www.catchthatbus.com

 

Thank you.

Department of Student Affairs

Sg Long and Kampar Campuses

18 April 2016

 

 


 

Recruiting ePaper Student Ambassadors

 

Dear UTAR Students,

 

The Star Media Group Berhad has been at the forefront to promote the cause of education in the country, especially with regard the use of the English Language. They strongly believe that a good command of the English Language is the passport to a brighter future and it all begins at the school level.

 

The Star is continuously looking after younger generation to cater them for better growth and career development with enhanced spoken and written English language and equipped them with skills to meet the ever-demanding rat race world.

 

Therefore, The Star would like to seek those undergraduates who are interested to be with them, student ambassadors to gear themselves by introducing to the fellow colleagues in the Campus the goodness of the language as young subscribers particularly with the digital version as it is available 24-7. 

 

As a reward, The Star compensates the student ambassador for their effort and there are limited spots available only.

 

Kindly fill up the attached Student Ambassador Application form if you are interested. Please do not hesitate to call Mr Alvin Liew for more information.

 

Alvin Liew K.T.

Assistant Manager, Audience Management (Digital)

STAR MEDIA GROUP BERHAD

019-210-0319/ 012-608-0319

alvinktliew@thestar.com.my / dralvinktliew@gmail.com

 

Thank you 

Department of Student Affairs
UTAR Sungai Long Campus

 

  


  

Looking For Weekend Facilitators

 

 
 
CreativeTech Camp had the pleasure of working with volunteers from UTAR last year at the Kuala Lumpur Engineering and Science Fair (KLESF2015). Just to recap, we had UTAR student volunteers assist us in teaching children the basics of coding with Scratch.
 
This year, CreativeTech Camp would like to express interest to recruit part-time facilitators for regular classes at CreativeTech Camp. Every Saturday, CreativeTech Camp run an #Oresome Saturdays Minecraft class where teach children coding through Minecraft modding. CreativeTech Camp are seeking part-time facilitators who would be interested to assist. More details as below:
 
Responsibilities: 
  1. Engaging children by teaching them how to code in classes, camps and events.
  2. Working with the Chief Geek to develop students' understanding of coding and programming.
  3. Using the supplied teaching resources to creatively cater to the needs of the whole class.
Skills and requirements:
  1. Knowledge of concepts in computer science and experience with common programming languages, e.g. Java and/or C++. Any experience with programming platforms for children, e.g. Scratch, will be an added bonus.
  2. Ability to connect and motivate students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentations.
  3. Keen interest in creative tools, innovation and technology.
All facilitators will be remunerated RM30 per hour.
 
Interested? Send email at info@creativetechcamp.com

 

09 March 2016

 


 

Title: UTAR's  Shuttle Bus Pick Up and Drop Off Points
 
Dear Staff and Students,
 
Please be informed that with effect from Monday 1st February 2016, UTAR shuttle buses will have different pick up and drop off points for different areas:
 
There would be two Pick-Up & Drop Off Points from UTAR Sg Long Campus:
 
Pick Up and Drop Off Point One
Location:  Bus Stop in front of North Lobby, KA Block
Pick Up/ Drop Off for:  UTAR Shuttle Bus serving Bandar Sungai Long areas only
Number of buses: 3 
 
Pick Up and Drop Off Point Two
Location:  Bus Stop at the side of KB Block (Opposite the Sungai Long Medical Center)
Pick Up/ Drop Off for: UTAR Shuttle Bus serving Bandar Mahkota Cheras areas and Serdang KTM Station only
Number of buses: 4 
 
All students are reminded to wear their UTAR Student ID and UTAR Student Lanyard at all times in the university and when on the buses. Students without the proper ID would need to go to all MAIN Security guards entrances/exits for registration purposes.
 
 
Thank you
 
Department of Student Affairs
Sg Long Campus
3 February 2016

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Dear Staff and Students,

 

Please note that with effect from Tuesday 1st September 2015, please be reminded not to park along the yellow lines just outside UTAR’s KA & KB Blocks. MPKj will start to issue summonses between RM50 – RM100/-. If you do not remove your car within minutes after receiving the summons, your car will be towed away. To get your car back, you will need to pay RM300/- for the fine.

 

It would be advisable to car-pool with your friends or take the public transport/ UTAR bus. If you do not wish to car-pool or take the public transport, there is an open air parking just outside UTAR at RM1/- per entry.

 

All staff and students are reminded NOT to park indiscriminately and to obstruct any entrances / exits at car-parks, shop-lots, buildings and private residential homes. 

Please be mindful of the Sg Long community when parking your vehicles.

 

Thank you.

 

Department of Student Affairs

Sungai Long Campus

20 August 2015

 


  
 

BOOKSHOP

 
Location: KA Block, Ground Floor
 
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday  8.30 am to 5.00 pm
                             Saturday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm (Closed on Saturdays during semester break)
 
Closed On: Sundays and Public Holidays
 
Contact Person: Bookshop Manager-Ms. Chai (012-2755115)
                              Marketing Executive-Mr. Lee  (017-3342522)
                              Main Office - Ms. Foong (03-90587093)
 
 
Types of Books: All Student price Textbooks.
 
We also have all sorts of stationeries.
 
Students may also order books that are not available at the bookshop.
 
Thank you and best regards,
Foong
 
See below for photos of the bookshop
 
  

25 June 2015


 

Living with a Resident Landlord

There is no such thing as a typical resident landlord. Some are young professionals or recent graduates, others are middle aged couples and some are retired. Some have young families, whilst others have children who have grown up and left home.

Although, most students' first preference would probably be to share with other students, it is worth considering the advantages of this arrangement as well as the disadvantages.

The advantages include:

 

  1. Generally slightly cheaper (although this is not always the case) and bills are often included in the rent.
  2. Usually kept in good repair (owner occupied properties are generally kept in better repair than rented properties).
  3. Good availability, these offers are sometimes the only way that a student can find a property in a central location.

The disadvantages are:

 

  1. It's not your home and if you fall out with your landlord/landlady, you will usually have no option but to find somewhere else to live.
  2. You will often have less freedom to bring home friends or guests and this could leave you feeling isolated. In addition, you are living by someone else’s rules regarding playing music, using the washing machine etc

 

Living with friends

Compatability quiz

There are many people whose company you can enjoy with but who you would not enjoy living with. Successfully sharing a house with someone requires a completely different set of skills from enjoying a good night out with them or even living in the same corridor in a College or University residence. To illustrate this, try answering the following quiz:

1. Which of the following most typifies your attitude to tidiness?

a)  It’s important that everyone (ie housework schedules)

b)  So long as the washing up is done, I can live with some clutter.

c)  Can’t say that tidiness has ever been hugely important to me.

 

2.  Which of the following most typifies your attitude to noise?

a)  I’m here to study and need peace and quiet to do this.

b)  So long as you turn down the music when I need to get to sleep I’m easy going.

c)  I want to live in a party house. I can put up with your noise, if you can put up with mine.

 

3. What time do you usually go to sleep?

 a)  I have a lot of early starts and so I’m usually asleep by 11pm.

 b)  If I’ve got a deadline to meet I can sometimes stay up all night but usually I’m asleep anytime between 12pm and    

      2am.

 c) I’m a part-time vampire and do not appreciate the benefits of daylight.

     If you answered mostly As, you should not consider living with Cs. You will almost certainly begin to fight at some stage.

     This is not to say that As are more reasonable than Cs, it just means that you have different perspectives.

Other points to consider

  • Friends staying overnight, and longer periods—if the flat is for four, how will you feel when you are forced into sharing with six or seven?
  • Do you all have a comparable income? Tensions can occur when some of the group can go clubbing a lot and one or more of the group can barely afford to eat.
  • Are you all in agreement on the length of the lease, even if it is 12 months? What happens if some from the group leave at the end of 9 months—who pays the rent for the rest of the tenancy?


Before you take the decision to form a group to go house-hunting, you should have a frank discussion about all your expectations in these areas and make sure you have similar views; otherwise you could find yourself with problems later in the year.

Spending time discussing these matters now will avoid small individual irritations or big problems building up into irretrievable situations, and you will still be friends at the end of your tenancy!

 

How many people to share with?

 

In large households there is usually a problem with tidiness.

In general the more people you share with, the cheaper it is. Therefore, someone living in a two bed flat will pay more for their room than someone living in an equivalent (area and quality) four bed house. However, once you go beyond four, there are no additional savings to be made. Properties with five or more tenants may need to be licensed and the landlord may pass the costs of this onto the tenants.

 

Mice - cute and furry? Or disease-spreading menaces?
Another reason why smaller groups are often a better idea is that when you have large groups renting (i.e. five or more) the state of cleanliness in the house or flat will almost inevitably deteriorate.

Once you have done other people's washing up two or three times, you are likely to do what everyone else in the house is doing i.e. pick out the items you need from the festering mess in the sink, wash them up, use them and then replace them back into the rancid pile of dirty pots, pans and plates.

If the house does descend into this kind of mess during the tenancy, you are also likely to have a problem with mice. Mice are an epidemic and need very little encouragement to invade your house.

Can you live with this?
 

Department of Student Affairs

 29 June 2014

 

  


 

Hit Counter reset on 14/4/2017